1892–1954

Introduction

Born: Jan­ua­ry 12, 1892, At­lan­ta, Geor­gia.

Died: Ju­ly 24, 1954, New­port Beach, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: Pa­cif­ic Crest Ce­me­te­ry, Re­don­do Beach, Ca­li­for­nia.

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Biography

Ed was the son of Lin­coln Mc­Con­nell and Ma­ry White.

He at­tend­ed the Webb Prep­ar­a­to­ry School, Bell Buc­kle, Ten­nes­see, and Will­iam Jew­ell Col­lege, Lib­er­ty, Mis­sou­ri.

He worked with his fa­ther (for­mer pas­tor of the First Bap­tist Church in Ok­la­ho­ma Ci­ty, Ok­la­ho­ma) in ev­an­gel­ism meet­ings for some time, play­ing the pi­ano, sing­ing, and di­rect­ing the choir.

In 1922, he be­gan broad­cast­ing his Hymn Time prog­ram on the ra­dio, and was known as Smil­in’ Ed Mc­Con­nell.

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